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literacy Resources

These resources include fun ways to build literacy through stories read out loud, rhyming, alphabet games, and more.

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Audiobooks for Children Website

Reading, Books

Age Range: 1+ years

Audible gives you access to audiobooks for children of various age groups. Choose from their collection of Best Sellers or their Stories to Share at Bedtime. Your little ones are sure to find a book that suits their interests.

Nursery Rhyme Time Page

Rhyming

Age Range: 1 - 5 years

Rhyming helps children understand sounds in words. You can help your child learn sounds in spoken words by singing silly songs and making up silly words that rhyme.

What's the First Sound? Page

Sounds

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

Sometimes children want to read books that have challenging words. Some words are more difficult because either the child has not learned the sound-spelling pattern in the word or the word contains irregular sound-spelling patterns as in the words pigeon or villain.

Match the Rhyming Words Website

Rhyming

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Daycare Worksheets came up with fun ways for kids to practice rhyming. These pages allow your kids to match pictures that rhyme. You can help your child sound out each word in this activity that builds their vocabulary too.

Connect the Dots Using Letters Website

Alphabet Knowledge, Toddler, PreK

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Hands on as We Grow came up with an activity to help children learn the alphabet. This activity takes a creative spin on connect-the-dots using letters.

Phonological Awareness: Syllables — Syllable Sort Page

Syllables

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

Syllable Sort is a great game to play with your child to help with their emerging literacy and language use. This easy game can help your child recognize the number of syllables in words.

Talking While You Read Page

Reading

Age Range: 1 - 5 years

Talking about books will help your child become a better reader. For this reason, it is important to talk with your child when you read together.

Rhyme Time Fun Page

Rhyming

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

Rhyming helps children understand sounds in words. You can help your child learn sounds in spoken words by singing silly songs and making up silly words that rhyme.

Mini Alphabet Sensory Bins Website

Alphabet Knowledge, Toddler, PreK

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Little Bins for Little Hands uses classic sensory bins with a twist. This activity helps children learn the alphabet. Objects in the bins all start with the same letter. Tape the letter on the front of each box, or let the kids guess the letter as they examine the objects.

Turn Wash Time into Talk Time PDF

Oral Language

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Talking is Teaching created a great resource about how to turn daily chores into chances for talking. This specific resource focuses on talking during laundry. Simple actions like talking, reading, and singing with your children can build their brains. Those conversations can prepare them for success in school and beyond.

Challenging and Important Words Page

Vocabulary

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

Sometimes children want to read books that have challenging words. Some words are more difficult because either the child has not learned the sound-spelling pattern in the word or the word contains irregular sound-spelling patterns as in the words pigeon or villain.

phonemic Awareness: Reading Page

Sounds, Reading

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

Sometimes children want to read books that have challenging words. Some words are more difficult because either the child has not learned the sound-spelling pattern in the word or the word contains irregular sound-spelling patterns as in the words pigeon or villain.

Dinner Table and Grocery Shop Talk Page

Language

Age Range: 1 - 5 years

Knowledge of many words is an important part of connecting through talk. Talking with your child every day about books and what he or she thinks will help your child to communicate.

Alphabet Lessons Website

Alphabet

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Daycare Worksheets has a variety of alphabet lessons that will create a foundation for literacy development for your child. Choose a letter from the list on the left. Each task will help your child learn to write letters by following the correct strokes.

Phonological Awareness: Syllables — Clap Words Page

Syllables

Age Range: 1 - 5 years

Conversations help children learn sounds in words. Being able to separate words into parts called syllables will help children learning to read or spell the word. Claping each syllable is an easy way for your child to practice this skill.

Fun Indoor Alphabet Game Website

Alphabet Knowledge, Toddler, PreK

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

This game is a great way to bring fun indoors on a rainy day, giving kids a chance to burn off their energy when stuck inside. It reinforces letter recognition and letter sounds. It also helps develop gross motor skills like coordination. Any type of ball can be used if you don’t have ping pong balls.

Saying Individual Sounds in Words Page

Sounds

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

Sometimes children want to read books that have challenging words. Some words are more difficult because either the child has not learned the sound-spelling pattern in the word or the word contains irregular sound-spelling patterns as in the words pigeon or villain.

When I Read to You — Tips for Reading to your Child Page

Reading, Tips

Age Range: 1 - 5 years

Reading to your child can be a special way to spend time together. Follow this resource for tips on reading out loud to your child.

Reading Printables for Children Website

Reading

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

The Florida Center for Reading Research has created a selection of resources related to literacy. These resources cover topics like rhyming and vocabulary. This is a great resource to find printable activities for your child. The menu of topics are easy to use. Use this resource as a fun way to teach your child about the basics for reading.

Word Families Page

Vocabulary

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

A word family is a group of words that share the same letter pattern. This activity can help your children learn to read and spell.